Parents & Families

Visiting Duke and Durham

* COVID-19 Update: All visitors must comply with Duke's COVID-19 guidelines while on campus, including social distancing and masking where required. Visitors are also expected to monitor their health, particularly the symptoms of COVID-19, and stay home when they exhibit any symptoms, feel ill, or may have been exposed to others and need to self-isolate. Restrooms, dining facilities, and residence halls are closed to all visitors. For more details, please visit the Duke United webpage. Thank you for your support. 


In addition to coming to Duke to spend time with your student, we encourage you to experience the many wonderful dining, retail, and historical attractions that Durham and the surrounding Triangle area have to offer.

Below you will find details on some of these great local activities, shops, and events, in addition to many area hotel and motel chains. For more information on how to experience the sights and sounds of Durham, also be sure to visit Discover Durham’s website.


Local Attractions and Events

Visiting Campus